One thing we tell our students at the cc is that they need more than a HS education to get a decent job. And, unless they are entrepeneurs, this is generally true. It isnâ€™t always true.
My husbandâ€™s employer is a multimillionaire without a college degree. But he doesnâ€™t hire anyone, even for the beginning grunt positions, who doesnâ€™t have a degree. Why not? He knows he can do the work. He doesnâ€™t know if the person he hires can. So he uses the college degree to show him that they can do the work.
A lot of students are now in college because they have a goal of making a good wage when they get out. Is that a bad goal? No, itâ€™s not. But when they arenâ€™t prepared equally it makes things a bit more difficult for the teacher.
And, in reality, there is a difference in preparation for community college students and university students at a university without an open admission policy.